Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division provides a centralized system for the management of public funds expended for procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, professional, consulting, and other services, and construction via competitive pricing of the appropriate product quality for timely delivery. Purchasing also provides for transfer or disposal of surplus property.


The stated purpose of the division is to encourage competition among vendors and contractors, to provide for the fair and equitable treatment of all persons involved in public purchasing by this City, to maximize the purchasing value of public funds in procurement so that high quality goods and services may be obtained at the lowest possible price and to increase public confidence in procurement practices by providing safeguards for maintaining a procurement system of quality and integrity.


In fulfillment of the requirements of 43 CFR Part 26, the City of Suffolk Public Transit (hereafter “SPT”) has established an overall goal of 4.37% of DBE participation for FY 2017- 2019 USDOT FTA assisted funded projects for SPT.

The amount of USDOT FTA assist projects is approximately $1,179,000.   Therefore, the City has set a goal of expending approximately $51,517 with DBEs during this period.

Questions or comments may be sent to Jay Smigielski, Purchasing Agent at [email protected]